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Project Stormlight. This is an air cooled x99 build using the Lian Li PC-O7S case and Cryorig C1 Air Cooler; named after the Stormlight Archive book series. This PC will be for Home office use and occasional gaming.
I made some modifications to get better airflow and better aesthetics. See the build log at: http://www.overclock.net/t/1598397/build-log-project-stormlight-lian-li-pc-o7s-and-cryorig-c1
** UPDATE 4/26/16 1900: Thanks everyone for the feedback! :) I added more pics of the mods, since there were questions about it. I added pictures of the Intake Fan, PSU Mod with wiring, and RAM before and after painting.
** UPDATE 4/27/16 0001: Everyone thanks again! I'm going to summarize some of the answers to comments as well as add the background story of this build for those who are interested:
The name "Project Stormlight" - is named after the Stormlight Archive book series. I'm just a reader, and this is one of my favorite books.
The HDD cage symbol - this has garnered some interest! The decal on the HDD cage is the emblem for the Knights Radiant - from the book series.
The Cryorig C1 Air cooler - I initially bought and installed this to replace the Tower cooler in my Skylake build. It worked so well, but I thought that the cooler needed a specific low profile Case to really shine.
The Lian LI PC-O7S Case - I was really amazed when I saw this case, and I realized this was the perfect case to put the Cryorig cooler into. However it was very expensive and I was hesitant to do another build so soon.
The Asus X99 Motherboard - my Dad's X99 Pro broke, and he bought a new one. But I discovered that it was still within warranty, so I persuaded him to claim the warranty and he graciously gave me the warranty replacement.
The Build - since I had a new/free motherboard, I sold my Z170 Deluxe and 6600K CPU, bought the PC-O7 case, and started modding! I knew that Air cooling would be a challenge with this case, and with X99, but I decided to go for it and try to make it work.
The Mod -
1) I cut the plate behind the GPU and the exterior panel behind it. I made a 240mm fan bracket from the removable HDD plate, and attached two Noctua fans as intake.
2) The fan behind the CPU is part of the case side panel design, but I attached it behind the Motherboard tray instead, so that it would be easier to take the side panel off if needed. Its hard to see in the pictures, but there is actually a way for the air behind the CPU to flow to the side and into the mesh above the IO ports. There is also a meshed part above the IO that runs parallel to the glass. Very smart design by Lian Li.
3) I replaced the PSU fan with a Cryorig XF140 fan to match the C1 cooler. Honestly I bought this fan just so I could get the white vibration pads. The C1 only has black pads by default. But the fan looked so nice so I used it for the PSU. The Corsair PSU uses 135mm mounting, so I used some nylon screws and nuts that were flexible enough to bend and snap into the 120mm holes of the fan. I used Threadlocker fluid on the screws and nuts so they would not slip out. The nylon screw combo was surprisingly very stable, and I highly recommend experimenting with Nylon screws.
4) I painted as white the plastic accents on the TridentZ Ram so that they would match the theme. They can be snapped off and put back on. I slightly cut the top edge of the heatsink of 2 of the ram, so they would fit under the C1 cooler. I also decided to display the TridentZ on the left side of the CPU for a unique look.
5) I painted white the backplate of the Intel 750 SSD. I'm waiting for a chrome Intel sticker that I bought to place on this backplate. The PC-O7 has slits on the left side of the motherboard tray that fits the ends of PCI brackets, so the SSD was able to attached using the half height bracket. I also inserted a screw through the mesh to lock the SSD in place.
6) I installed the Nzxt Hue+ RGB LED kit on one of the HDD mounting holes. This is a software controlled RGB lighting kit that can be customized into different color patterns. It also can react to tempereture or to music! The pictures can't do the RGB lighting justice, so hopefully I can make a video of the light effects in the near future.
7) I am experimenting with magnetic printable paper to add some design to the steel front mesh. This is still a work in progress :)
**UPDATE 5/15/16: 1.) The C1 heatsink was flipped vertically, and positioned at the center of MB. Although I liked the aesthetics of the sideways position, this vertical center orientation significantly improved idle temps as well as Pull temps. The heatpipes are more efficient at vertical center and has more clear space under the heatsink, I think this is the most efficient orientation of the Cryorig C1 for majority of builds.
2.) I inverted the CPU & PSU fan to Pull. I added additional rubber pads between the fan and C1 heatsink; this fixed the noise issue, as well as improve the temp. Fortunately the Cryorig fans still look very good when turned backward :)
3.) I changed all case fans (top, bottom, back) to intake. The case airflow is now purely positive pressure with all intake fans filtered for dust. I also added washers on the glass panel to increase the gap. I can actually feel air rushing out of the sides of the glass with both CPU and PSU fans exhausting onto the glass panel. Hot air no longer accumulates too much inside the case, and peak temperatures are acceptable.
I bumped the overclock back up to 4.2 ghz (1.21v adaptive), with 4.0 cache (1.2v), and 3200mhz RAM (1.29v). Stress Testing temperatures stay between 70-80C. This is acceptable for my occasional workload.
I think this is it for the Air-Cooled Stormlight build. My future upgrade plan would be a Polaris or Vega GPU, and then an 8 core BW-E or Xeon with a Custom Water Loop.